ABOUT A LIONS HEART
Four years ago I volunteered on “feeding the homeless” project. I was overcome with a whirlwind of emotions, humbled, saddened, grateful but above all a sense of fulfilment. The experience touched my soul and was on what researchers call a “Helpers High”.
It’s not just about providing them with a hot meal, a cup of tea or giving out essential survival items, its also about giving them the opportunity to be visible, to be seen, to be heard, because lets face it we are all guilty of walking straight pass a homeless person or a person in need.On evenings like these we give them opportunity to feel part of society by listening to their stories and even making them smile if we can.
After volunteering on a few more occasions, I decided to reach out to friends and family to see if I could organise my own dedicated team to run more regular feeding the homeless runs. I was overwhelmed with their enthusiasm and keenest to help this cause and their generosity for their time
In order to keep this sustainable, we need your help with raising funds.
The secret to happiness is helping others.
BENEFITS OF HELPING OTHERS
- Kindness can reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing
- Helping others feels good
- It gives you a sense of purpose
- Keeps things in perspective
- Boosts your self esteem
- You become a “glass half full” type of person
- It’s contagious!